Hospitality interior design specialists, twenty2degrees, are redesigning the Wyndham Grand Algarve following the property’s recent re-badging as part of Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, the group’s first Wyndham Grand hotel in Portugal. The vision is to create elegant, yet relaxed, interiors overlaid with urban chic – designs intended to appeal to the international visitors who flock to this part of Europe. Inspiration was found in the verdant and tranquil location of Ria Formosa Natural Park which surrounds the hotel as well as in the gentle hues and warm sunlight which prevail in the pleasant year-round climate.
The materiality of the scheme is of the highest quality, combining such elements as Calacatta marble with antiqued brass, leather upholstery, warm timber flooring and fluted and hammered glass screens. The colour palette majors on tones of terracotta, stone and sand with punches of bold colour and an abundance of plantings offering connection with the park outside. Among the many F&B options, the all-day dining restaurant is especially memorable with its patterned Portuguese tiling to floors and walls, rich colours and custom-designed food display counters, as well as over-sized greenery, together creating the buzz of a vibrant farmhouse kitchen. The fine dining space features an eye-catching sculpted wall tile to one side of the restaurant and glazed panels that articulate the space, create semi-opaque niches and provide partial cladding to the ceiling, as well as a variety of flexible seating arrangements to suit different groups of diners.
The design for the 132 all-suite guestrooms is smart and contemporary with mid-20th Century style furnishings, textural fabrics, warm timbers and modern outdoor seating collections on the large balconies.
The hotel will be refurbishing the guestrooms in time for the 2020 Christmas season and the public areas for 2021.